Posted August 05, 2020 08:59:25UK universities are being asked to pay an informal assessment of their staff and staff members to help determine the quality of services they provide, it has been revealed.
The Government’s new Workplace Governance Strategy (WGS) is designed to reduce the number of informal assessments by more than 50 percent over the next five years.
The strategy was announced by Workplace Innovation Minister Chris Grayling in July, promising a new approach to “build on the work of the previous government”.
“We have to find new ways of identifying the right people to hire to manage the information systems of our businesses,” Grayling said in a statement.
“And there is no better way to do that than by using informal assessments.”
Univs could pay an assessment of employees and staff as part of a new assessment processThe UK government has already paid an informal assessments to more than 400 universities in an attempt to identify staff who need to be trained in how to work in the Information Services Sector (ISTS).
“The Government has committed to delivering a formal assessment to all UK universities by 2021, as part and parcel of the Government’s Workplace Transformation plan,” the government said in the announcement.
“The assessment will be delivered as part a formal approach to identifying the best people for the job and ensuring they have the skills to deliver IT and other service sectors for the future.”
Under the WGS, informal assessments will be conducted on employees and other employees at the university, and a new formal assessment will follow.
However, universities have been warned that the informal assessment process will be very different from the one currently used.
“A new formal, formal approach will need to evolve from the current informal assessment approach,” the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) said in an email to staff.
“This will need time to be identified, assessed, developed and assessed again.”
The new formal assessments will also require university management to have “informal knowledge of the university’s IT workforce”, it added.
A spokesperson for Universities UK, which represents UK universities, said: “Universities are the ones who hire the people and the information technology infrastructure to run our information services.
We should be doing everything possible to support this.”